Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?


1 John 2:2 

King James Version

2 And he is the propitiation 

for our sins: 

and not for ours only, 

but also for the sins 

of the whole world.

Why did the LORD JESUS offer His life for us?

Here are SCRIPTURE verses which explain why, helping us understand better the enormity of the Lord's SACRIFICE. 

1. To destroy the devil.

Hebrews 2:14 (KJV)

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death 

he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;

2. In fulfillment of Scripture.

Luke 24:46 (KJV)

46 And said unto them, 

Thus it is written, 

and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, 

and to rise from the dead the third day:

3. To reconcile us with God.

1 Peter 3:18 (KJV)

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, 

the just for the unjust, 

that he might bring us to God

being put to death in the flesh, 

but quickened by the Spirit:

4. To give us eternal life.

Hebrews 9:15 (KJV)

15 And for this cause 

he is the mediator of the new testament, 

that by means of death, 

for the redemption of the transgressions 

that were under the first testament, 

they which are called 

might receive the promise 

of eternal inheritance.

5. To die for the ungodly.

Romans 5:6 (KJV)

6 For when we were yet without strength, 

in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

6. To redeem us from our sins.

Ephesians 1:7 (KJV)

7 In whom we have redemption 

through his blood

the forgiveness of sins, 

according to the riches of his grace;

7. To redeem us from the vain traditional ways of our forefathers.

1 Peter 1:18-19 (KJV)

18 Forasmuch as ye know 

that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, 

as silver and gold, 

from your vain conversation received 

by tradition from your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, 

as of a lamb without blemish 

and without spot:

8. To show His power over death.

John 10:17 (KJV)

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, 

because I lay down my life, 

that I might take it again.

9. To reveal the Source of His power over death.

John 10:18 (KJV)

18 No man taketh it from me, 

but I lay it down of myself. 

I have power to lay it down, 

and I have power to take it again. 

This commandment have I received 

of my Father.

10. To show His love for us.

Revelation 1:5 (KJV)

5 And from Jesus Christ, 

who is the faithful witness, 

and the first begotten of the dead, 

and the prince of the kings of the earth. 

Unto him that loved us, 

and washed us from our sins 

in his own blood,


  Matthew 1:20-21 King James Version 20 But while he thought on these things,  behold,  the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, ...